Despite the fact that their lives have been extraordinary in many different ways, William and Harry are like any normal pair of brothers. They share a love of sports and the outdoors, constantly support each other and have the other one’s back, and they certainly aren’t exempt from the occasional episodes of classic sibling rivalry!

These are some of our favourite Prince William and Prince Harry pictures ever – from their years growing up together, to what they’ve been getting up to recently…

Prnice-William-meets-HarryAfter meeting Harry for the first time, Prince William had the same expression as many new big brothers and sisters all over the world – the realisation that it’s no longer just him with mum and dad at home – he now has company…and competition!

best-Prince-William-and-Prince-Harry-picturesPrincess Diana took her small boys to visit the British Transport Police and the young princes loved getting into character together.

learning-to-shareLearning to share is a tricky hurdle for many small siblings – and the princes were no exception! 

royal-wavePerfecting the ‘royal wave’ from an early age, Prince William shows Prince Harry how it’s done…

Prince-William-and-Prince-Harry-laughing-togetherStarting as they mean to go on, Prince Harry and Prince William loved to have a laugh at formal royal events and have never taken themselves too seriously!  

Princes-first-day-of-schoolThe young princes on their first day at the same school together – so sweet!

Speaking in a specially commissioned documentary about their mother, Princess Diana, Harry revealed: “[It’s] one thing I would love to ask her now, because I genuinely think that she got satisfaction out of dressing myself and William up in the most bizarre outfits, normally matching.

“It was weird shorts and you know like, little sort of shiny shoes with the old clip on. Looking back at the photos it just makes me laugh – I just think: ‘How could you do that to us?’

“And then funnily enough, we got to the age when William would turn round and go: ‘Oh, this is ridiculous, you know, I’m the older brother, why do I have to be dressed the same as him?’

“And I’m sort of sitting there going: ‘Hang on a second, if you’re going to dress differently, I’m not going to be the only person dressed like this – this is just ridiculous.’ “

skiingPrince William and Prince Harry hit the slopes together in 1991

thorpe-parkThe boys can’t hide their glee during a day trip to Thorpe Park with their mum, Princess Diana

partners-in-crimePartners in crime, when they were younger, wherever Prince William went, Prince Harry went too…

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…and not much has changed!

Princes-and-CharlesLike most sons, they enjoy giving their dad a tough time every now and again…

Princes-and-Charles-2…and love a bit of friendly banter!

poloThe Princes have always loved playing sport together. From Polo (usually played on horses)…

rugby…to rugby in matching jerseys! 

charity-runPrince William and Prince Harry congratulate each other after completing a charity run. What a support team!

princes-in-uniformBoth the princes look dashing in uniform

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The boys wear matching bowler hats!

princes-africa-tripPrince William and Prince Harry at the beginning of an amazing 1000 mile motorcycle rally across the South African Eastern Cape region for charity.

Prince-Harry-and-William-with-snakeA classic little brother move, Prince Harry can’t resist teasing his big brother with a snake as they pose for photos in Botswana!

Prince-William-wedding-dayPrince Harry was right by his brother’s side on one of the biggest days of his life – when he married Kate Middleton. Harry kept everyone smiling through the nerves and supported William through the whole day.

buckingham-palace-balconyAlways a gentleman, Harry knows that even though he and his brother will always share a special bond, now Prince William is married, Kate needs to be by his side!

Royals-Supporting-Team-GBKate, William, and Harry cheer on Team GB at the London 2012 Olympics. 

Harry-Potter-royals-picsThey’ve loved getting involved and getting into character since they were small boys and that’s not changed since they’ve grown up! Prince Harry and William get magical with Kate at the Harry Potter Studios.

DIYSOSGetting their hands dirty, Prince William and Prince Harry wear personalised hard hats whilst helping out on DIY SOS for charity. To see more pics click here!

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Prince Harry is not at all impressed when Prince William supports Wales in the Rugby World Cup instead of his team – England!

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